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Angela

Angela

Los Angeles, United States

Editor of more than 800 books. I specialize in sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural, horror, mystery, thriller, YA, and dystopian fiction.


Work experience:

  • Alyson Books
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, LGBTQ Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Mystery & Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Michael

Michael

St. Louis, MO, United States

Editor of award-winning literature and NYT bestsellers, with 12 years' experience at Penguin Random House, Macmillan, and Hachette.


Work experience:

  • The Laryngoscope Journal
  • Self-employed
  • Graphic World, Inc
  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Action & Adventure, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Psychology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Young Adult

Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie

New York, NY, USA

Copy editor specializing in romance, science fiction, and fantasy. Copy edited for Harlequin, HarperCollins, Carina Press, and Avon.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Space Opera, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Holiday, Historical Fiction

Jillian

Jillian

Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Random House editor of prize-winning literary fiction, bestselling commercial fiction, and narrative nonfiction. Affordable and friendly!


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • The Clegg Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Short Story, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Coming of Age, Literary Fiction

Paula

Paula

Akron, Ohio, USA

I'm an experienced, award-winning editor of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. I'd like to help you make your novel the best it can be.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Prime Books
  • Juno Books / Simon & Schuester

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romance, Fiction, Science Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Romantic Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Kathy

Kathy

New York City, NY, USA

Former children’s book publisher at PRH, hands-on editor of 3 Newbery Honors, 2 Printz Honors, and several NYT bestsellers.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House imprint
  • Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, LGBTQ Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction

Joshua

Joshua

Farmington, ME, USA

Editor/Writer WIP: 5-book series on the most-common issues I see writers struggling with as a full-time editor with over a decade of XP.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Query Letter Review

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Short Story, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fantasy

Lauren

Lauren

New York, NY, USA

Specializing in genre and literary fiction since 2015, with publishers and imprints including Macmillan, Tor, St. Martin's, and Erewhon.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Hamilton College

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review Book Coaching

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Horror, Thriller & Suspense

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